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Bright Eyes and The Album Leaf – Hungry for a Holiday
Tuesday April 01st 2008, 10:43 pm
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hungry for a holiday jealous like the moon

Conor Oberst is an amazing singer/songwriter, my favorite, but credit for these lyrics go to the lead singer of The Album Leaf, Jimmy LaVelle. He wrote the song for Oberst to sing and it was released in a series limited to a thousand copies, only available to subscribers. And…it’s awesome.

Bright Eyes and The Album Leaf – Hungry for a Holiday
from Collaboration Series No. 1, 2002

Bright Eyes and The Album Leaf – Hungry for a Holiday Lyrics
The indecencies of city streets.
The cleaners’ sweeping trucks from nine to noon.
And the factories make clouds to keep the sun from being jealous like the moon.
While the husband holds his house he hates his children for being green when he is gray.
And his wife, she likes to talk on telephones but just to people far away.
Well, the big surprise was televised on a crowded couch their eyes grew wide and wet.
Oh, was it really such a sad event?
You could capture this with camera clips, but it don’t exist just light on negatives.
Another number on the birthday cake.
You should act your age.

We were hungry for a holiday won’t cooperate with the calendar we found.
Just scattered snow-like Styrofoam and sang our Christmas carols all through town.
And the voices soared.

The people joined with silver coins they filled our cupping hands, hands, hands.
And we all agreed, the charity was much in need.
Yes, a noble cause at that.
And I met a man, a mannequin who stood so still I knew he was afraid.
And he preferred a place of permanence to the awful guessing game of choice and change.
Well, the big surprise was televised on a crowded couch our eyes grew wide and wet.
Oh yes, it’s really such a sad event
You can’t capture this with camera clips.
No, it don’t exist just light on negatives.
Another candle on a birthday cake.
And a wish you make.

Well, if the costume fits, keep wearing it but no Halloween could quite account for this.
I guess you’re getting into character.

Or just be yourself, if that would help or sink completely into someone else.

You dreamt of mountains but sometimes a hole, is more comfortable.


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